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CBS News Poll: Most Oppose GOP Tax Plan (BARF)
CBS News ^ | December 2, 2010 | Brian Montopoli

Posted on 12/05/2010 12:15:33 PM PST by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

The poll finds that 53 percent of Americans want the Bush-era tax cuts extended only for households earning less than $250,000 per year. That roughly matches the proposal put forth by the White House, which wants to extend the cuts only for incomes less than $250,000 for families and $200,000 for individuals.

The poll finds that 53 percent of Americans want the Bush-era tax cuts extended only for households earning less than $250,000 per year. That roughly matches the proposal put forth by the White House, which wants to extend the cuts only for incomes less than $250,000 for families and $200,000 for individuals.

Just 26 percent of Americans say they support extending the cuts for all Americans, even those earning above the $250,000 level, which is the GOP proposal.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: obama; tax; taxes; taxincrease
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So if such an overwhelming majority of Americans opposes tax cuts for everybody, why do Dems say they will allow the extensions?

The GOP won't even have majority in the senate next year. let alone 60 votes or enough to override a veto.

1 posted on 12/05/2010 12:15:37 PM PST by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

CBS. Never trust a poll from any network that calls it’s reports “fake, but accurate.”


2 posted on 12/05/2010 12:17:48 PM PST by ez ("Abashed the devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton, Paradise Lost)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

I think that the general public looks at it from this perspective:

- the strategy the Republicans have decided to follow will result in the loss of tax cuts for everyone.

- it’s better to extend some of the tax cuts rather than none of the tax cuts.

That’s certainly how I look at it.


3 posted on 12/05/2010 12:18:11 PM PST by Yet_Again
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas
The poll of 25 SeeBS followers regurgitated to = these numbers?
4 posted on 12/05/2010 12:18:45 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

If this poll be valid, the US population deserve their coming dismal fate.
I just wish I wasn’t in the same boat they are going to sink.


5 posted on 12/05/2010 12:19:05 PM PST by J Edgar
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

Just one of the many illustrations as to why the U.S. is not a democracy.


6 posted on 12/05/2010 12:19:31 PM PST by Repeal The 17th
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas
MOST of CBS opposes the plan.

Insofar as the people, MOST of them voted the GOP'ers in...so CBS's logic is not logical...but then, it never is.
7 posted on 12/05/2010 12:19:57 PM PST by FrankR (Don't let the bastards wear you down!)
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To: businessprofessor; Ernest_at_the_Beach; NRG1973; sickoflibs; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; Liz

Oops, I repeated the first in paragraph in the text.


8 posted on 12/05/2010 12:20:14 PM PST by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Lt. Col. Ralph Peters: Obama is the dog who caught the fire truck!)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

Well 40% don’t pay taxes so they could care less.


9 posted on 12/05/2010 12:21:09 PM PST by ully2 (ully)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas
If this polling was so correct then the GOP wouldn't have picked up 60+ seats in the House and 6 in the Senate. The GOP ran on keeping the tax cuts for all even during the campaigns.
10 posted on 12/05/2010 12:21:52 PM PST by tobyhill
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

I doubt 20% of the morons know what the poll is talking about.


11 posted on 12/05/2010 12:22:37 PM PST by screaminsunshine (Americanism vs Communism)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas
Americans say they support extending the cuts for all Americans,...

Americans do not support the Obama tax increases.

12 posted on 12/05/2010 12:23:09 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas
The opposition is caused by the state run media BLASTING their CLASS WARFARE meme on the airwaves 24x7. The sheeple are not smart enough to try and dig out the facts - whatever the alphabet networks spout has to be the “TRUTH”.

Until the GOP can figure out how to upstage the state run media, it will constantly be a challenge. The GOP starts out at a negative in order to win any electoral race - you cannot continue to go up against this crap every 2 years - there has to be a way and fast. We are losing America piece by piece everyday.
13 posted on 12/05/2010 12:23:13 PM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas
Polls conducted long before the next election will say whatever the biased pollsters want them to.

When elections are close however,they HAVE to put a little credibility in them before the electorate proves their craven politicized perfidy.

And we are almost as far from the next election as possible.

14 posted on 12/05/2010 12:23:26 PM PST by Happy Rain
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To: ully2

The only polls that count are elections.


15 posted on 12/05/2010 12:23:38 PM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: ully2

Touche’.


16 posted on 12/05/2010 12:24:09 PM PST by ez ("Abashed the devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton, Paradise Lost)
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To: ez

Umm, we are talking libtard-ridden CBS here...... =.=


17 posted on 12/05/2010 12:24:32 PM PST by cranked
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

The tax system must be redone to make everybody pay. A flat tax would be nice because everybody would have the same “skin in the game”. I am tired of reading that people who pay little or no income tax oppose tax breaks for people that do.


18 posted on 12/05/2010 12:25:38 PM PST by jospehm20
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas
Let's see. Dan Rather. Fake automobile crash results. The cover up of Mary Jo Kopechne's death.

I don't think I trust their poll.
19 posted on 12/05/2010 12:25:48 PM PST by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

See! B. S.


20 posted on 12/05/2010 12:29:02 PM PST by reg45
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

poll is probably right, even if it is from CBS. 49% pay no taxes anyway, however it goes.


21 posted on 12/05/2010 12:29:44 PM PST by stylin19a
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas
"So if such an overwhelming majority of Americans opposes tax cuts for everybody, why do Dems say they will allow the extensions"


22 posted on 12/05/2010 12:30:37 PM PST by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas
Here is the thing I don't understand. Since they were enacted almost a decade ago, the Bush era tax cuts have been dubbed by the RATs as "Bush's tax cuts for the rich". If that was the case, why do we hear repeatedly that the "cost" of the tax custs (I don't buy that assumption either) over the next ten years would be $3.7 trillion, of which $.7 trillion is for those earning over $250,000 per year. Since the top 5% of earners pay more taxes than the bottom 95% combined, how could a tax cut that gives 81% of the benefits to those earning under $250,000 be called "Bush's tax cuts for the rich"? And why do I never hear that question being asked?

And if the tax cuts truly were "Bush's tax cuts for the rich" as we have been told over and over again, why would any self-respecting RAT vote for any extension of any kind?

My conclusion: RATs are rats.
23 posted on 12/05/2010 12:32:09 PM PST by JayNorth
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

lets pass the tax cuts so later everyone can discover what is in the bill


24 posted on 12/05/2010 12:35:44 PM PST by Raycpa
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To: tobyhill
If this polling was so correct then the GOP wouldn't have picked up 60+ seats in the House and 6 in the Senate. The GOP ran on keeping the tax cuts for all even during the campaigns.

And Obama wouldn't be caving on his promise to tax the rich, although Dems will probably try to use polls like this in the Horse Trading Phase.

25 posted on 12/05/2010 12:38:13 PM PST by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Lt. Col. Ralph Peters: Obama is the dog who caught the fire truck!)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

Don’t be so quick to dismiss this poll. A large segment of the population thinks this way. Gimme, gimme, gimme and let the “rich” pay for it. I have a brother who is one of them. They destroy the wealth producers and then whine about not having a job.


26 posted on 12/05/2010 12:41:40 PM PST by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: Raycpa
lets pass the tax cuts so later everyone can discover what is in the bill

Indeed! LOL

27 posted on 12/05/2010 12:42:26 PM PST by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Lt. Col. Ralph Peters: Obama is the dog who caught the fire truck!)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

A Fox poll the other day said 61% support continued tax cuts for all.


28 posted on 12/05/2010 12:45:03 PM PST by drierice (The 'stimulus' cost more than 6 years of the Iraq war.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

They ceerainly didn’t ask me. The tax cuts should be made permanent for all income levels. Anyone with any sense should know that the upper level produces jobs and innovation. Satan’s attempt to cause class warfare is apparently working, very sad to say! Pray, people, pray!


29 posted on 12/05/2010 12:47:06 PM PST by Paperdoll ( On the cutting edge)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

How come CBS hasn’t released a poll on DADT?


30 posted on 12/05/2010 12:47:27 PM PST by AU72
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To: drierice

The only polls that matter are polls of likely voters!


31 posted on 12/05/2010 12:50:00 PM PST by Bobalu ( "Israel must be like a mad dog, too dangerous to bother." ..Moshe Dayan:)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

I’m sure they skewed the sample and pushpolled with the wording.

For instance, right here: “the Bush-era tax cuts” sounds like some sort of prehistoric age. Back in the long-ago Bush days.

What people may not realize is that we’re talking about the tax rate RIGHT NOW, which will be reported next April. Otherwise, taxes will go up next year and more people will be laid off soon, probably right after the Christmas holidays.


32 posted on 12/05/2010 12:50:39 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: jospehm20

Flat tax is the way to go. No VAT for damn sure.


33 posted on 12/05/2010 12:54:45 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS= Obama's Mosque, taxes, painful death. Is this what you want?)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas
This was already posted earlier this week. It is a junk survey to shape the news and not to report the news. The internals:

This poll was conducted among a random sample of 808 adults nationwide, interviewed by telephone November 29-December 1, 2010. Phone numbers were dialed from RDD samples of both standard land-lines and cell phones. The error due to sampling for results based on the entire sample could be plus or minus four percentage points. The error for subgroups is higher.

The survey was also conducted during the weekdays and not on the weekend.
34 posted on 12/05/2010 12:56:04 PM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the occupation media. There are Wars and Rumors of War.)
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To: EGPWS

Polling those “underserved neighborhoods” again


35 posted on 12/05/2010 12:56:10 PM PST by italianquaker ( teabag the vote!!)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas
The poll finds that 53 percent of Americans Socialist freeloaders now living in the United States want the Bush-era tax cuts extended only for households earning less than $250,000 per year.

Fixed. The "voters" want a BIG nanny state government but their freeloading asses want somebody else to pay for it. Barry is right, America isn't a Christian country anymore. Socialism is not a Christian thing. Alexis de Tocqueville was right when he said the American experiment would only last until the "voters" figured out that they can use their votes to steal from other people.

36 posted on 12/05/2010 12:57:39 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Sittin' in da back of da bus since January 2009.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

I am guessing the poll is pretty accurate. But if they had looked only at “likely voters,” the results would have been exactly opposite.


37 posted on 12/05/2010 1:03:33 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
Don’t be so quick to dismiss this poll. A large segment of the population thinks this way. Gimme, gimme, gimme and let the “rich” pay for it. I have a brother who is one of them. They destroy the wealth producers and then whine about not having a job.

I'm not convinced. AP polls asked the same question over 4 months. In August 2010, Sept, and October the answers strongly supported extending the Bush rates for everybody. In Oct. 53% favored extending for everybody and 32% said only under 250K. Suddenly in November, only 34% wanted to extend for everybody and 50% said only for under 250K. Either AP and CBS have detected a sudden gigantic shift in public opinion, or something smells.

38 posted on 12/05/2010 1:05:39 PM PST by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Lt. Col. Ralph Peters: Obama is the dog who caught the fire truck!)
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To: Brilliant

We have elections for a reason. Are polls really that important?


39 posted on 12/05/2010 1:05:51 PM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

Tax breaks for eveyone who pays taxes. Period. It’s good for all of us. Hammer the Dems.


40 posted on 12/05/2010 1:07:31 PM PST by brushcop (CW4 Matthew Lourey CW2 Joshua Scott/ Kiowa pilots KIA Iraq '05. Thank you for our son's life.)
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To: trappedincanuckistan

Not to me certainly. The Dem solution of reducing the deficit by increasing taxes by $2.5 trillion does not appeal to me at all—particularly since it doesn’t balance the budget, but just funds more spending.


41 posted on 12/05/2010 1:08:34 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas
53% = 10% illegal aliens + 20% communists/welfare cases + 10% students + 13% blacks.

In other words, the people that couldn't tell you what it's like to fill out a 1099 or 1040.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

42 posted on 12/05/2010 1:16:02 PM PST by The Comedian (Government: Saving people from freedom since time immemorial.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

The most accurate poll is probably the actual exit poll taken during the last election. You know, the folks who actually voted.

In the exit poll 40% supported extending them for everyone. 36% supported up to 250k. 15% supported letting them all expire. That still leaves 9%. If that 9% broke down at the same rate as the rest you end up with around 44 for all 39 up to 250k and 17 to expire.

Now, what do you think is more accurate that exit poll of actual voters that found a plurality favor extending them for everyone or some poll from CBS that says only 26% do? Among actual voters around 45% said to extend them for everyone, CBS says it’s only around 25%. Who do you believe?


43 posted on 12/05/2010 1:24:16 PM PST by jeltz25
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To: J Edgar
If this poll be valid, the US population deserve their coming dismal fate.

I fear this poll is fairly accurate although it may have some skewing by the way the question was asked. After all, this type of shallow thinking is how Obama got elected in the first place.

I just wish I wasn’t in the same boat they are going to sink.

Me too.

44 posted on 12/05/2010 1:43:37 PM PST by libertylover (The problem with Obama is not that his skin is too black, it's that his ideas are too RED.)
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To: screaminsunshine

And let’s remember, Barrack Obama won the election in 2008 — so there have to be at least 20% of those morons still around and being polled.


45 posted on 12/05/2010 1:49:01 PM PST by ReleaseTheHounds ("The problem with Socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money." M. Thatcher)
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To: Yet_Again

I strongly doubt the veracity of the polling. I am however greatly concerned that you have decided it is better to cave to the democonpoops. We have no room for compromise. If they get the useless side of the tax cuts; they not only have a tax cut that will fail, but the effect will help them to end capitalism.
There’s a clear need for reeducation in this country.


46 posted on 12/05/2010 1:52:07 PM PST by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

This is a complete lie by the Government Media Complex.

Only the Socialist and Communist is the CBS news room have their panties in a wad about this.


47 posted on 12/05/2010 2:31:08 PM PST by Sprite518
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To: The Comedian; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

” 53% = 10% illegal aliens + 20% communists/welfare cases + 10% students + 13% blacks.
In other words, the people that couldn’t tell you what it’s like to fill out a 1099 or 1040.

EXACTLY !


48 posted on 12/05/2010 3:20:02 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

In the case of Bankers and CEO’s Making and unreasonable amount of money for what the do, then I think they should be taxed to the gills.


49 posted on 12/05/2010 3:35:47 PM PST by Revel
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To: stylin19a

If one is not a taxpayer then he/she has no rght to respond to this question and shouldn’t even be asked.


50 posted on 12/05/2010 3:42:59 PM PST by tirednvirginia
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